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New analysis reveals the number of children living in multidimensional poverty – without access to education, health, housing, nutrition, sanitation, or water – has increased by 15 per cent since the start of the pandemic.

Status report by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in compliance to the National Green Tribunal order May 21, 2020 in Original Application No. 593/2017 (Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti & Others Vs Union of India & Others) with Original Application No. 148/2016 (Mahesh Chandra Saxena Vs South Delhi Municipal Corporation & Others).

The point of the report is to track (and promote) progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals, and the big thing standing in the way of that progress right now is the pandemic. People living just above the extreme poverty line who have fallen below it because of COVID-19 were obviously vulnerable despite not being officially poor.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gurmail Singh Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 11/09/2020.

The proceedings were for execution of order August 5, 2019 in 492/2019. Vide NGT order of March 4, 2020, a factual and action taken report was sought from the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) with reference to the allegation of non-removal of dirty sludge and sewage water from the residential area at village Kot Khurd, Jalandhar, Punjab.

Oder of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of News item published in "The Hindu" Authored by Ashok Kumar Titled "Overflowing sewage on National Highway-19 sparks safety concerns" dated 07/09/2020.

Of all the regions of the world, Africa has the greatest number of least developed countries (LDCs). The Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011–2020 is therefore of considerable importance to the continent.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of RWA Society Vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi dated 26/08/2020.

The issue for consideration is the remedial action against the bad odour from the STP, Kondli in Delhi, as the STP is not operated as per norms. The NGT in its order of September 27, 2019 had directed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to take appropriate action in the light of the report of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).

Pakistan faces major challenges ahead in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping progress on track to end poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Equal to the task is a new report by WaterAid and Development Initiatives, which focuses on the current state of financing of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector.

As schools worldwide struggle with reopening,the latest data from the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) reveal that 43 per cent of schools around the world lacked access to basic handwashing with soap and water in 2019 – a key condition for schools to be able to operate safely in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This booklet provides operational guidelines for the implementation of the Phase-II of Swachh Bharat Mission in rural (Grameen) areas of India, which have been formulated based on Union Governments' approval of Phase-II of Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) [SBM(G)] in February 2020.

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